They are protesting against a letter written by SALU Registrar to lodge FIRs against 15 male and female faculty members of Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur.
From Our Correspondent
The Sindh chapter of the Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) on Thursday observed black day in all the public sector universities of province in solidarity with the Shah Abdul Latif University Teachers Association.
The Teachers’ Associations in Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, Sindh University Jamshoro and the Teachers of the other Public Sector Universities took out rallies to protest against a letter written on Monday to lodge FIRs against around 15 faculty members, including female teachers, of Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur by the registrar of University.
Shah Abdul Latif University Teachers Association and Employees Union as well as the Officers Union of the SALU Khairpur joined the protest rallies and staged sit in in front of the Administrative block of University against harassing the Teachers.
SALUTA President Prof. Dr. Ikhtiar Ghumro and others talking to reporters said that Administration of the Shah Abdul Latif University want to create unrest in University by sending not only male but also the female Faculty members behind the Police Lockups.
He said that they had not attacked upon Prof: Dr. Ghulam Mustafa Mashori Dean Faculty of Arts and Languages and member Syndicate Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur. “SALUTA members only went to Dr. Mashori to hold talks and show the concern over decisions of syndicate like not considering the Professional teaching Experience of the appointed teachers as Teaching Assistants, but Prof. Mashori exaggerated and distorted the facts.”
He said that the Teaching Assistants are working since 5 to 14 years in the University against Low wages of 15 thousands which is against even the government-fixed minimum wages of Rs.25000. “We want their teaching experience should by justified during the recruitment of the Vacant Posts of the Faculty members.”
Prof. Mashori was urged that Sindh University and Karachi University were entertaining the teaching experience of the Teaching Assistants, but Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur does not consider it which is unfair. “Shah Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur in its previous selection boards had also considered this experience,” Ghumro said.
He said that unpleasant situation developed when Dr. Mashori used abusive words and shouted over the concerning questions raised by SALUTA members.
It is to be mentioned that on Monday Registrar of Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur had written a letter to Station House Officer of Shah Latif Khairpur to lodge FIR against the President Shah Abdul Latif University Teachers Association Prof. Dr. Ikhtiar Ghumro, Prof. Dr. Hisamuddin Shaikh General Secretary, Prof: Siraj Ahmed Soomro, Prof: Dr. Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Abro, Prof: Ahmed Ali Memon and others of attacking, harassing and abusing the Prof: Dr. Ghulam Mustafa Mashori Dean Faculty of Arts and Languages and member Syndicate Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur.